A small collection of notes, diagrams, how-to's, and useful information that i have found regarding the use of older 68k and PPC based hardware in innovative ways.


  1. My homepage
  2. Adventures in Weather Land
  3. apache guide (old)
  4. Guide on setting up 68k machines as useful (and energy efficient) file/web/mail/hotline/X10 servers! [pending completion...]
  5. Common Macintosh OS X 10.2 Jaguar (Randy B. Singer)
  6. Bootable Woody ISO's - use to install base system on x86 and PPC!!

Apache Log tools

  1. A script to extract unique IPs of infected IIS servers that have been assulting your apache web server (a work in progress)
  2. A script for cleaning your apache 'access.log' and 'error.log' files of infected IIS server garbage (UPDATED 5/02/03)

PPC Linux: Debian 3.0 - Notes, Documentation, Findings, Helpful Information

  1. Debian notes on getting an old-world pmac ready for install.
  2. Precompiled kernel for old-world, SCSI-based PPC machines.
  3. Important note regarding keycode changes as of version 3.0!
  4. 2.4.29 BitKeeper Kernel Config with working PlanB driver
  5. XF86Config-4 file for Pmac 8500, using internal video: X11 works!
  6. XF86Config-4 file for 300Mhz Powerbook G3 (Mainstreet/Wallstreet)
  7. Setting up X11 to work with a 1-button mouse: /etc/sysctl.conf
    --Nubus Specific Info--
  8. Takashi Oe's page on linux for the nubus-pmac platform.
  9. Same Page as above, but points to bootloader information
  10. Etsushi Kato's mach_kernel + Debian 3.0 (Woody) Installer (for Nubus-based machines).
  11. Etsushi Kato's mach_kernel for Nubus-based machines.
  12. My brief notes on getting a nubus machine up an running with Debian 3.0
  13. Linux on a PowerBook 1400/cs 133 [screen shot]
  14. Linux on a PowerBook 1400/cs 133 [X-Windows Config File]
  15. Clive Menzies notes on installing Debian 3.0 (Woody) on an 8100/80 with HPV card.
  16. Bob's notes on installing Linux/PPC on an 7100/80 with HPV card.

Useful Bootx and MkLinux Booter kernel arguments: (for a more detailed list see Takashi Oe's page.)

VMODE: (video mode)
Video Mode
Resolution @ frq Video Mode
Resolution @ frq
1 512x384 @ 60Hz
(format NTSC)
11 800x600 @ 72Hz
2 512x384 @ 60Hz 12 800x600 @ 75Hz
3 640x480 @ 50Hz
(format PAL)
13 832x624 @ 75Hz
4 640x480 @ 60Hz
(format NTSC) 
14 1024x768 @ 60Hz
5 640x480 @ 60Hz 15 1024x768 @ 72Hz
6 640x480 @ 67Hz 16 1024x768 @ 75Hz
7 640x870 @ 75Hz
(format Portrait)
17 1024x768 @ 75Hz
8 768x576 @ 50Hz
(format PAL)
18 1152x870 @ 75Hz
9 800x600 @ 56Hz 19 1280x960 @ 75Hz
10 800x600 @ 60Hz 20 1280x1024 @ 75Hz

CMODE: (color mode)
1, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 == corrosponds to color depth.

WARNING: not all video cards support the VMODE and CMODE arguments!

My kernel arguments for various machines:
PowerMac 8500 w/internal video:video=ofonly:vmode:17:cmode:16 keyboard_sends_linux_keycodes=1
PowerMac 8100 w/internal video: mach_options= keyboard_sends_linux_keycodes=1
PowerMac 7100 w/HPV video: mach_options= keyboard_sends_linux_keycodes=1 video=nbpmacfb

also, as soon as i have time i will try and post a working XF86Config-4 file from a 7100/8100 using both internal video and the HPV card.

Last Updated: January 22 2005 08:23:40 AM
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